View of sea defences with setting sun, Wallasea Island RSPB reserve, Essex, England

Policy in Northern Ireland

Find out how we work to make sure that Northern Ireland has a sustainable future for people and nature.

Our policy work

RSPB Northern Ireland works across a diverse range of policy areas and employs a team of dedicated staff to understand the threats facing our wildlife and habitats.

Priority policy areas include:

  • ensuring our protected areas on land and sea are managed effectively, moving towards creating a low carbon economy
  • influencing agriculture policy to help halt biodiversity declines in the wider countryside
  • helping to encourage a greater connection to nature for our children through education policy.   

We work with policymakers from across the political spectrum to convince them of the importance of protecting and enhancing nature now and for future generations.

We also work with those who have the capacity to bring about positive change to deliver the best environmental outcomes for wildlife, local communities and the economy. 

Read more about the RSPB's policy work.

Nature and the Northern Ireland Assembly

We need to make sure that the natural environment is on the Northern Ireland Assembly’s agenda for 2016-2021. You can help by emailing the leaders of the five Executive parties so that they don’t forget nature when making the big decisions.

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Lough Foyle RSPB reserve, Co. Londonderry, mud at low tide